Apple Numbers using 1.5GB of RAM, incredibly slow?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by dpearman2007, Aug 17, 2014.

  1. dpearman2007 macrumors newbie

    Dec 23, 2009
    Hey all,

    I had combined two cdv files, and together they made a 4.5MB file, fine, no big deal right? Well I open it, and Numbers handles it, but slows to a crawl. As far as spreadsheets go, its fairly large, 10,000 rows or so, and about 10 columns. However, forgive my ignorance, but how does a less than 5MB file, turn into Numbers using more than 1.5GB of RAM? I'm on Mavericks, 10.9.4, 4GB of RAM, on the white unibody macbook. So my question is, should Numbers be using that much RAM, or is there something worth looking into here?

  2. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    Numbers is not the most efficient spreadsheet, nor the most robust, so much so, I've long since dropped it.

    As for its memory footprint, its impossible for us to know how it utilizes its resources.

    I'd say live with the performance issues of the app, or find a different spreadsheet application.

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